Two former CIA officials have admitted to creating a fake video in which intelligence
officers dressed up as Osama Bin Laden and his cronies in an effort to defame the terrorist leader throughout the
The agency actually did make a video purporting to show Osama bin Laden and his cronies sitting
around a campfire swigging bottles of liquor and savoring their conquests with boys, one of the former CIA officers
recalled, chuckling at the memory. The actors were drawn from “some of us darker-skinned employees,” he said. The
former officials told Stein that the project was taken over by the military after it ground to a halt: The reality,
the former officials said, was that the agency really didn’t have enough money and expertise to carry out the
projects. “The military took them over,” said one. “They had assets in psy-war down at Ft.
Bragg,” at the army’s special warfare center. This latest revelation bolsters evidence that the intelligence
agencies, and perhaps more significantly, the military have been engaged in creating fake Bin Laden videos in the
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Former CIA Officials Admit To Faking Bin Laden
Two former CIA officials
have admitted to creating a fake video in which intelligence officers dressed up as Osama Bin Laden and his cronies
in an effort to defame the terrorist leader throughout the middle east.
The details are outlined in aWashington Post article by investigative reporter and former Army Intelligence case officer Jeff
Stein’s sources told him that during planning for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the
CIA’s Iraq Operations Group considered creating a fake video of Saddam Hussein engaged in sexual acts with a
teenage boy, then flooding Iraq with copies of the tape.
That idea, along with faking Iraqi news bulletins, never came to fruition
according to the former CIA officials, because agreement on the projects could not be reached between the Iraq
Group and CIA’s Office of Technical Services.
However, the two sources reveal that the agency did previously concoct at least
one fake Bin Laden video:
The agency actually did make a video purporting to show Osama bin Laden and
his cronies sitting around a campfire swigging bottles of liquor and savoring their conquests with boys, one of
the former CIA officers recalled, chuckling at the memory. The actors were drawn from “some of us
darker-skinned employees,” he said.
The former officials told Stein that the project was taken over by the military
after it ground to a halt:
The reality, the former officials said, was that the agency really didn’t have
enough money and expertise to carry out the projects.
“The military took them over,” said one. “They had assets in psy-war down at
Ft. Bragg,” at the army’s special warfare center.
This latest revelation bolsters evidence that the intelligence agencies, and
perhaps more significantly, the military have been engaged in creating fake Bin Laden videos in the
As we haveexhaustively documented, Intelcenter, the U.S. monitoring group that routinely releases Bin Laden video and audio,
much of which have been proven to be eitherrehashed old footage oroutright fakes,
is an offshoot of IDEFENSE, a web security company that monitors intelligence from the middle east.
IDEFENSE is heavily populated by long serving ex military intelligence officials,
such as senior military psy-op intelligence officer Jim Melnick, who served 16 years in the US army and the Defense
Intelligence Agency (DIA) in psychological operations. Melnick has also worked directly for former Defense
Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
Intelcenter notoriouslyreleased the “laughing hijackers”
tape and claimed it was an Al-Qaeda video, despite the
fact that the footage was obtained by a “security agency” at a 2000 Bin Laden speech.
The tape featured a fat Osama laughing and joking about how he’d carried out 9/11.
The video was also mistranslated in order to manipulate viewer opinion and featured “Bin Laden” praising two of the
hijackers, only he got their names wrong. This Osama also used the wrong hand to write with and wore gold rings,
a practice totally in opposition to the Muslim faith.
Despite the fact that the man in the video looks nothing like Bin Laden, the CIA
stood by it and declared it to be the official “9/11 confession video”.
The notion that the CIA project was taken over and drastically improved by
the Pentagon at some point after 2003 jives with the improvement in quality of Bin Laden videos in later years.
Most notably the video that was released immediatelyahead of the 2004 election, and it’s digitally manipulatedduplicate from 2007, in which Bin Laden appeared to have a dyed beard.
For a run down of some of the most notoriously dubious Bin Laden videos see the
CIA Officials Admit To Faking Bin Laden
CIA Unit's Wacky Idea: Depict Saddam as
By Jeff Stein
planning for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the CIA'sIraq
Operations Group kicked around a number of ideas for discrediting
Saddam Hussein in the eyes of his people.
One was to create a video purporting to show the Iraqi dictator
having sex with a teenage boy, according to two former CIA officials familiar with the project.
“It would look like it was taken by a hidden camera,” said one
of the former officials. “Very grainy, like it was a secret videotaping of a sex session.”
The idea was to then “flood Iraq with the videos,” the former
Another idea was to interrupt Iraqi television programming with
a fake special news bulletin. An actor playing Hussein would announce that he was stepping down in favor of his
(much-reviled) son Uday.
“I’m sure you will throw your support behind His Excellency
Uday,” the fake Hussein would intone.
The spy agency’s Office of Technical Services collaborated on
the ideas, which also included inserting fake “crawls” -- messages at the bottom of the screen -- into Iraqi
The agency actually did make a video purporting to show Osama
bin Laden and his cronies sitting around a campfire swigging bottles of liquor and savoring their conquests with
boys, one of the former CIA officers recalled, chuckling at the memory. The actors were drawn from “some of us
darker-skinned employees,” he said.
Eventually, “things ground to a halt,” the other former officer
said, because no one could come to agreement on the projects.
They also faced strong opposition from James Pavitt, then head
of the agency’s Operations Division, and his deputy, Hugh Turner, who “kept throwing darts at it.”
The ideas were patently ridiculous, said the other former agency
“They came from people whose careers were spent in Latin America
or East Asia” and didn’t understand the cultural nuances of the region.
“Saddam playing with boys would have no resonance in the Middle
East -- nobody cares,” agreed a third former CIA official with extensive experience in the region. “Trying to mount
such a campaign would show a total misunderstanding of the target. We always mistake our own taboos as universal
when, in fact, they are just our taboos.”
A U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, declined to
confirm the accounts, or deny them.
"While I can't confirm these accounts, if these ideas were ever
floated by anyone at any time, they clearly didn't go anywhere," the official said.
The reality, the former officials said, was that the agency
really didn’t have enough money and expertise to carry out the projects.
“The military took them over,” said one. “They had assets in
psy-war down at Ft. Bragg,” at the army’s special warfare center.
“The agency got rid of most of its non-paramilitary covert
action in the 1980s, afterBill Casey died,” said the third former official.
“He was a big fan of covert action, but neitherBob Gates, who succeeded him as acting [CIA] director, or any after him, wanted anything to do with
“There was a flurry of activity during the first Gulf War,” the
official added, “but [Gen. Norman]Schwarzkopf made it clear he had to approve
everything, and he basically approved nothing, except, reluctantly at first, surrender leaflets. By the late '90s
there were very few people left who knew anything about covert action or how to do it. “
The leaflets also had “unintended consequences,” the former
“In the perverted logic of Iraq, the Iraqi soldiers decided they
had to have a leaflet to surrender, so they fought us to get one."
According to histories of the 2003 invasion, the single most
effective “information warfare” project, which originated in the Pentagon, was to sendfaxes and
e-mails to Iraqi unit commanders as the fighting began, telling them
their situation was hopeless, to round up their tanks, artillery and men, and go home.
Hear a further discussion of the videos on
This film explores the evolution of propaganda and public relations in the United States, with an
emphasis on the elitist theory of democracy and the relationship between war, propaganda and class.
Includes original interviews with a number of dissident scholars including Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Michael
Parenti, Peter Phillips (Project Censored), John Stauber (PR Watch), Christopher Simpson (The Science of Coercion)
A deep, richly illustrated study of the nature and history of propaganda, featuring some of the world's most
insightful critics, Psywar exposes the propaganda system, providing crucial background and insight into the control
of information and thought.
Pulitzer-prize wining journalist slams “pathetic” US media
for failing to challenge White House
Paul Joseph Watson
September 27, 2013
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour
Hersh says that the raid which killed Osama Bin Laden in 2011 is “one big lie” and that “not one word” of the Obama
administration’s narrative on what happened is true.
In a wide-ranging interview published today by
the Guardian, Hersh savages the US media for failing to challenge the White House on a whole host of issues,
from NSA spying, to drone attacks, to aggression against Syria.
On the subject of the Navy Seal raid that supposedly resulted in the
death of the Al-Qaeda terror leader, Hersh remarked, “Nothing’s been done about that story, it’s one big lie,
not one word of it is true.”
Hersh added that the Obama administration habitually lies but they continue to do so
because the press allows them to get away with it.
“It’s pathetic, they are more than obsequious, they are afraid to pick on this guy [Obama],” Hersh
told the Guardian.
The raid that supposedly led to Bin Laden’s death has been shrouded in mystery for over two years.
Speculation that the Obama administration may have embellished or outright
lied about the true account of what happened has persisted, mainly because the White House has refused to
publicly release images of Bin Laden’s body.
Although the White House said the corpse was immediately “buried at sea” in
line with Islamic tradition, it quickly emerged that this was not standard
analysts have claimed that Bin Laden had in fact been dead for years and that the raid on his alleged
compound in Pakistan was little more than a stunt.
Other questions also persist, such as why the narrative and timeline of the raid has
changed multiple times, why the White House initially claimed that “situation room” photos showed Obama
watching the raid live when in fact there was a
blackout on the live feed, and why neighbors in the
immediate area surrounding the compound said with absolute certainty that they had never seen Bin Laden
and that they knew of no evidence whatsoever to suggest he lived there.
During the rest of the Guardian interview, which is well worth reading in its entirety, Hersh
lambastes the corporate press and particularly the New York Times, which he says spends “so much more time carrying
water for Obama than I ever thought they would.”
The United States Marine Corps (USMC) Major (Ret.) John R. Stockwell, former CIA case officer and former
CIA Angola Station Chief who served 12 years in CIA introduces the documentary made about him by Academy
Award-winning filmmaker Saul Landau. The movie has been shown in several film festivals around the world and on TV
in many countries; but the U.S. networks, including PBS, refused to show it. Consequently, our showing provides its
American premiere. Next, we look at segments of three weeks' coverage by the TV networks of the situation
concerning the Russian troops in Cuba, interspersed with John's comments. Finally, John gives his evaluation of
Cuba, having recently visited there three times, and his arguments against the CIA. The program was designated
"tonight's highlight" by the Austin American-Statesman and evoked much discussion. During his career in CIA -- John
was also high ranking member of United States National Security Council (NSC).
John R. Stockwell served 7 tours of duties in: Ivory Coast (1966-1967), Zaire (1967-1969), Burundi (1969-1972),
Vietnam (1973-1975), Angola (1975-1976).
Stockwell is a former CIA officer who became a critic of United States government policies after serving in the
Agency for thirteen years serving seven tours of duty. After managing U.S. involvement in the Angolan Civil War as
Chief of the Angola Task Force during its 1975 covert operations, he resigned and wrote In Search of Enemies, a
book which remains the only detailed, insider's account of a major CIA "covert action."As a Marine, Stockwell was a
CIA paramilitary intelligence case officer in three wars: the Congo Crisis, the Vietnam War, and the Angolan War of
Independence. His military rank is Major. Beginning his career in 1964, Stockwell spent six years in Africa, Chief
of Base in the Katanga during the Bob Denard invasion in 1968, then Chief of Station in Bujumbura, Burundi in 1970,
before being transferred to Vietnam to oversee intelligence operations in the Tay Ninh province and was awarded the
CIA Medal of Merit for keeping his post open until the last days of the fall of Saigon in 1975. In December 1976 he
resigned from the CIA, citing deep concerns for the methods and results of CIA paramilitary operations in third
world countries and testified before Congressional committees. Two years later, he wrote the exposé In Search of
Enemies, about that experience and its broader implications. He claimed that the CIA was counterproductive to
national security, and that its "secret wars" provided no benefit for the United States. The CIA, he stated, had
singled out the MPLA to be an enemy in Angola despite the fact that the MPLA wanted relations with the United
States and had not committed a single act of aggression against the United States. In 1978 he appeared on the
popular American television program 60 Minutes, claiming that CIA Director William Colby and National Security
Advisor Henry Kissinger had systematically lied to Congress about the CIA's operations.
Secret Wars of the CIA John
A lecture by John Stockwell given in December, 1989 on the inner workings of the national
security council and the CIA's covert actions in Angola, Central America and Vietnam.
John Stockwell is the highest-ranking CIA official ever to leave the agency and go public. He ran a CIA
intelligence-gathering post in Vietnam, was the task-force commander of the CIA's secret war in Angola in 1975 and
1976, and was awarded the Medal of Merit before he resigned. Stockwell's book In Search of Enemies, published by
W.W. Norton 1978, is an international best-seller.
An independent agency of the United States government responsible for
collecting and coordinating intelligence and counterintelligence activities abroad in the national
interest; headed by the Director of Central Intelligence under the supervision of the President and
National Security Council...There has been considerable criticism of the CIA relating to security
and counterintelligence failures, failures in intelligence analysis, human rights concerns,
external investigations and document releases, influencing public opinion and law enforcement, drug
trafficking, and lying to Congress. In 1987, the former CIA Station Chief in Angola in 1976, John
Stockwell, said the CIA is responsible for tens of thousands of covert actions and destablization
programs since it was created by Congress with the passage of the National Security Act of
1947.At the time, Stockwell estimated that over 6
million people had died in CIA covert actions.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a governmental agency
belonging to the United StatesDepartment of Justice that serves as both a federal criminal
investigative body and an internal intelligence agency (counterintelligence). Also, it is the
government agency responsible for investigating crimes on Indian reservations in the United States
under the Major Crimes Act. The branch has investigative jurisdiction over violations of more than
200 categories of federal crime. The agency was established in 1908 as the Bureau of Investigation
(BOI). Its name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 1935. The agency
headquarters is the J. Edgar Hoover Building, located in Washington, D.C. The agency has fifty-six
field offices located in major cities throughout the United States, and more than 400 resident
agencies in lesser cities and areas across the nation. More than 50 international offices called
"legal attachés" exist in U.S. embassies and consulates general worldwide.
'Federal Bureau of Investigation organizes almost
all terror plots in the US' ...The report reveals that the FBI regularly infiltrates communities
where they suspect terrorist-minded individuals to be engaging with others. Regardless of their
intentions, agents are sent in to converse within the community, find suspects that could
potentially carry out “lone wolf” attacks and then, more or less, encourage them to do so. By
providing weaponry, funds and a plan, FBI-directed agents will encourage otherwise-unwilling
participants to plot out terrorist attacks, only to bust them before any events fully
In addition to images of President Obama’s address
to the American public on Sunday night, it has emerged that the dramatic photos of Obama, Biden, Hillary
Clinton and members of the White House security team watching the assassination of Bin Laden “live” were in
fact completely staged, casting further doubt on the ever-changing official account of the
The staging of the Obama speech photo is
embarrassing, but the staging of the situation room photos, which were heavily promoted by the establishment
media, falsely presented as evidence that Obama, Biden and Clinton saw the assassination of Osama live, and
used by the White House to lend credence to the fairytale they were busily scripting, are
DHS Gave Muslim Brotherhood VIP Treatment,
NO TSA PAT DOWNS
A newly released document obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request confirms that
the State Department ordered the Department of Homeland Security to spare members of the Muslim Brotherhood
traveling to the US in 2012 a TSA pat down or any kind of secondary screening.
The one page document (PDF), obtained by the Investigative Project on Terrorism, shows
that members of a Muslim Brotherhood delegation traveling through Minneapolis Airport, New York’s John F. Kennedy
Airport and Dulles Airport were handed expedited entry known as “port courtesy,” which is normally reserved for
high ranking government officials and dignitaries. At the time, the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate Mohamed Morsi,
later deposed, had not been elected president.
Bin Laden was a strawman-villain concocted by the Western intelligence apparatus to take
the blame for the orchestrated terror that is scripted and carried out by the globalist-allied factions. The
Phantom Osama bin Laden was a skeleton key opening the door to foreign intervention in the middle east or anywhere
al Qaeda might be. The motive is simple-- ever-expanding wars for the military industrial complex, and the often
more lucrative periods of reconstruction (i.e. you break it, you buy it). The occupation continues here at home
with the creation of a police state supposedly meant to combat terrorism.
“Conspiracy Theory”: Foundations of a
Weaponized Term Subtle and Deceptive Tactics to Discredit Truth in
Media and Research
By James F. Tracy
Global Research, January 22, 2013
“Conspiracy theory” is a term that at once strikes fear and
anxiety in the hearts of most every public figure, particularly journalists and academics. Since the 1960s the
label has become a disciplinary device that has been overwhelmingly effective in defining certain events off limits
to inquiry or debate. Especially in the United States raising legitimate questions about dubious official
narratives destined to inform public opinion (and thereby public policy) is a major thought crime that must be
cauterized from the public psyche at all costs.
Conspiracy theory’s acutely negative connotations may be traced to liberal historian Richard Hofstadter’s
well-known fusillades against the “New Right.” Yet it was the Central Intelligence Agency that likely played the
greatest role in effectively “weaponizing” the term. In the groundswell of public skepticism toward the Warren
Commission’s findings on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the CIA sent a detailed directive to all
of its bureaus. Titled “Countering
Criticism of the Warren Commission Report,” the dispatch played a definitive role in making
the “conspiracy theory” term a weapon to be wielded against almost any individual or group calling the
government’s increasingly clandestine programs and activities into question.
This important memorandum and its broad implications for American politics and public discourse are detailed in
a forthcoming book by Florida State University political scientist Lance de-Haven-Smith, Conspiracy
Theory in America. Dr. de-Haven-Smith devised the
state crimes against democracy concept to interpret and explain potential government complicity in events
such as the Gulf of Tonkin incident, the major political assassinations of the 1960s, and 9/11.
“CIA Document 1035-960” was released in response to a 1976 FOIA request by the New York
Times. The directive is especially significant because it outlines the CIA’s concern regarding “the whole
reputation of the American government” vis-à-vis the Warren Commission Report. The agency was especially interested
in maintaining its own image and role as it “contributed information to the [Warren] investigation.”
The memorandum lays out a detailed series of actions and techniques for “countering and discrediting the claims
of the conspiracy theorists, so as to inhibit the circulation of such claims in other countries.” For example,
approaching “friendly elite contacts (especially politicians and editors)” to remind them of the Warren
Commission’s integrity and soundness should be prioritized. “[T]he charges of the critics are without serious
foundation,” the document reads, and “further speculative discussion only plays in to the hands of the [Communist]
The agency also directed its members “[t]o employ propaganda assets to [negate] and refute the attacks of the
critics. Book reviews and feature articles are particularly appropriate for this purpose.”
1035-960 further delineates specific techniques for countering “conspiratorial” arguments centering on the
Warren Commission’s findings. Such responses and their coupling with the pejorative label have been routinely
wheeled out in various guises by corporate media outlets, commentators and political leaders to this day against
those demanding truth and accountability about momentous public events.
No significant new evidence has emerged which the [Warren] Commission did not consider.
Critics usually overvalue particular items and ignore others.
Conspiracy on the large scale often suggested would be impossible to conceal in the United States.
Critics have often been enticed by a form of intellectual pride: they light on some theory and fall in love
Oswald would not have been any sensible person’s choice for a co-conspirator.
Such vague accusations as that “more than ten people have died mysteriously” [during the Warren
Commission’s inquiry] can always be explained in some natural way e.g.: the individuals concerned have for the
most part died of natural causes.
Today more so than ever news media personalities and commentators occupy powerful positions for initiating
propaganda activities closely resembling those set out in 1035-960 against anyone who might question
state-sanctioned narratives of controversial and poorly understood occurrences. Indeed, as the motives and methods
encompassed in the document have become fully internalized by intellectual workers and operationalized through such
media, the almost uniform public acceptance of official accounts concerning unresolved events such as the Oklahoma
City Murrah Federal Building bombing, 9/11, and most recently the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, is largely
The effect on academic and journalistic inquiry into ambiguous and unexplained events that may in turn mobilize
public inquiry, debate and action has been dramatic and far-reaching. One need only look to the rising police state
and evisceration of civil liberties and constitutional protections as evidence of how this set of subtle and
deceptive intimidation tactics has profoundly encumbered the potential for future independent self-determination
and civic empowerment.